Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

The Science of Emotional Intelligence

Maria Uscinska

University of Turin

Ph.D. researcher looking at social and emotional cognition in Borderline Personality Disorders. Currently researching treatment-induced neuroplasticity in psychiatric disorders to better characterize therapeutic cerebral reorganization mediating amelioration of cognitive affect regulation.


Social Cognition Emotions Network Neuroimaging Impulse Control Addiction Individual Differences Trait Consumer Behavior Neuromarketing Mood Disorder Cognition

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In the quest to better characterize cognitive ability to understand and manage emotions, various facets of emotional intelligence have been posited in the philosophical and psychological literature, including the ability to appraise emotions and adapt expressions according to conditions, synthesize past emotional experiences into coherent patterns for future application. The literature provides evidence of distinct cognitive and emotional processing styles associated with emotional intelligence. Recent advances in cognitive neurosciences have bridged the gap between philosophical interpretations of emotional intelligence and its scientific counterparts. The advent of neuroimaging techniques made it possible to identify the neural substrate of emotional intelligence and to better characterize their cognitive and behavioral consequences in health and disease.

The scope of this book is to bring together the latest developments in the science of emotional intelligence with possible applications in different scientific problems from laboratory to psychiatric neurosciences, personality, decision- making in informative and complex emotion stimuli, to neuromarketing.

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Date completed: August 31st 2020

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Deadline for chapter proposals: September 28th 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: November 27th 2020

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Review results due: February 15th 2021

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Expected publication date: April 16th 2021

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Maria Uscinska

University of Turin

Multidisciplinary studies during PhD program, MSc at King’s College University, and BSc at the University of Westminster have given me a grasp of research method and scientific theory with a particular focus on neurosciences of the disordered brain. PhD research looking at treatment-induced neuroplasticity in psychiatric disorders has further developed my interest in neural mechanisms mediating measurable cerebral reorganization following an insult to the brain. Academic writing has been the most rewarding aspect of my work. It was during my university studies that I wrote the first paper in collaboration with Chinese psychiatrists, which was the first to describe the concept of ‘soft bipolar’. Other research interests include emotions, stress related disorders and addictions. Currently, researching treatment-induced neuroplasticity in psychiatric disorders to better characterize therapeutic cerebral reorganization mediating amelioration of cognitive affect regulation. I relish the challenge of analyzing and exploring the different avenues of thinking with the diverse range of subjects embarked upon in my work.

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